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2002 X Games

Forget about baseball players who wanna go on strike or washed-up football players who don't know when to retire. The only athletes worth watching this summer are the ones at the 2002 X Games in Philadelphia. Here's some quick facts on this summer's most action-packed sporting event.

The X Events
More than 300 athletes compete in six sports at the X Games - skateboarding, BMX, wakeboarding, motocross, inline skating and speed climbing.

The X Women
For the first time at the X Games, women will compete in skateboard vert, skateboard park and freestyle motocross events. Cara-Beth Burside, Vanessa Torres and Heidi Henry will be among the favorites to take home medals in these events.

The X Kids
Kids are making their mark at all action sports events these days and the X Games are no exception. 14 year-old Dallas Friday will probably win a medal in women's wakeboarding and 14 year-old Tori Allen is one of the world's top speed climbers.

The Xcluded Skaters
The Street Skateboard event at this year's X Games is being held on the downtown streets of Philadelphia, outside of city hall. Pretty cool, huh? Not really... because the minute the Street competition is finished, police will once again be yelling at/harassing/arresting any skateboarders who try popping ollies or riding rails on those same streets. Even worse is the fact that politicians in Philadelphia just decided to close down Love Park, one of the city's most popular skateboard areas, and have yet to make good on a promise to build a new place for skateboarders.

X TV
The 2002 X Games arrive on your television set starting on August 17th. For a complete schedule, head to www.expn.com.

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    unicornsrule626
    "rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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    rainbowpoptart
    I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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    angelover4
    CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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    angelover4
    I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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    angelover4
    I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
    reply about 16 hours